This morning on The Today Show, Alisyn Camerota opened up about her struggle with fertility and the solace she found by attending support groups and talking with women who were facing similar situations.
The Today Show cited a national study conducted by the National Survey of Family Growth that found that 1 in 8 couples face infertility. However, many say this subject is still taboo and face this often emotionally crippling struggle in silence and solitude.
Cameroda says she didn't want to talk about it with her friends, her family, even her own mother. "It's an embarrassing disorder . . . when I found a support group, it was the only moment that I felt solace." Cameroda confessed on Today.
A recent study from Harvard University's medical school found that support groups can more than double the chances of conceiving for women struggling with fertility -- from 20 percent to 54 percent.
"This information is incredibly encouraging in terms of the importance of emotional support," said Linda Applegarth of the Cohen-Perelman Center for Reproductive Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell.
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To find a support group near you, contact RESOLVE, The National Infertility Association at www.Resolve.org.
To view the segment from the Today Show, please click on the following link: